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ALMANAC 2020

Almanac 2020
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Preface

Unfinished Business

Also available in:  Chinese
Unfinished Business

Now in its 15th edition, ArtAsiaPacific’s Almanac tracks the diverse cultural landscape from Asia and the Pacific to the Middle East. 

News

Raising the Bar

Also available in:  Chinese
Raising the Bar

The roles of artist, curator, and cultural worker inevitably intersect with the responsibilities of citizenship.

Cultural Currency

Kawsification

Kawsification

When the parodic, Sgt. Pepper-meets-The Simpsons canvas THE KAWS ALBUM (2005), by Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly (known globally as KAWS) sold for 14-times its presale estimates at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in March, hammering down at an astounding USD 14.8 million, many auction-watchers were shocked. 

The Artists of 2019

Ma Qiusha

Ma Qiusha

The Chinese generation born in the 1980s had educational opportunities that their parents weren’t afforded due to decades of sociopolitical turmoil. 

Countries

Myanmar

Myanmar

As Myanmar gears up for its general elections, slated for 2020, the nation faces numerous, bubbling conflicts.

Countries

Pakistan

Pakistan

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister, has now served more than one year in office. His criticisms of India’s annexation of the contested Kashmir region resonated with many Pakistanis.

Countries

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

The new Center for Contemporary Art (CCAin Tashkent, which had a soft launch in April, is part of Gayane Umerova’s overhaul of Uzbekistan’s art institutions as the executive director of the culture ministry’s Art and Culture Development Foundation (ACDF).

Reflections

Tangled Trajectories

Tangled Trajectories

The year 2019 was one of revolutions, with a growing number of conflicts that cannot be easily resolved. Violence is escalating and ongoing, from the Yellow Vests protests in France to those on the streets of Hong Kong. 

Print Content
EDITOR'S LETTER
Strangely Together
INSIDE BURGER COLLECTION
Tavares Strachan: Beyond the Horizon
NEWS
Age of Aquarius
Standing Tall
In Memoriam
System Failures
The Ebb and Flow
On the Map
At the Crest
Art Caravan
2019 Timeline
CULTURAL CURRENCY
Kawsification
Trending Now
Topsy Turvy
THE ARTISTS OF 2019
History Becomes Us
Ma Qiusha
Ho Tzu Nyen
Siah Armajani
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Candice Lin
Phan Thao Nguyen
COUNTRIES
20/20 Vision
Afghanistan
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
East Timor
Georgia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syria
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
REFLECTIONS
Against The Odds
Tangled Trajectories
Mid-bloom
The Art of Saying No
Stand with Hong Kong
Three Cities and a Dream
FESTIVALS
No Turning Back the Tides
Sharjah Biennial 14
16th Istanbul Biennial
Singapore Biennale 2019
58th Venice Biennale
Denmark Pavilion
India Pavilion
Japan Pavilion
EXHIBITIONS
Time Warp
Galleries and Museums
PREVIEWS
Up Next
AGENDA
2020

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